Quest for Gold – Episode 29: Sisters Cirrus & Skylar Lingl 'want everyone to see what karate is'

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US’ Cirrus Lingl(R) and Dominican Republic’s Pamela Rodriguez compete during the Women’s Over 68kg Semifinal at the Lima 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima on August 11, 2019. (Photo CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP via Getty Images)

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On this week’s Quest for Gold:

The USWNT has qualified for the 2020 Olympics, but still feel they’ve got some work to do.

Coronavirus concerns continue to grow heading into the Summer Games.

U.S. Women’s Basketball survives a scare.

And we talk with Cirrus and Skylar Lingl of Carpentersville.  Cirrus, 21 and Skylar, 19 are hoping not only to reach Olympic glory for themselves, but for karate as a whole.  This is karate’s first time in the summer Olympics, and they see this as an opportunity to kick the growing sport into the international spotlight.

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WGN’s Ryan Burrow hosts “Quest For Gold,” a weekly update on preparations for the Summer Games. He’ll talk to athletes, coaches, reporters, and other newsmakers involved in the Olympic movement…while adding a little Chicago flavor. He’ll get updates on preparations, new sports, local Olympians, and reinvestigate what went wrong in Chicago’s bid for the 2016 games. (Click for more.)

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